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  1. Now that they have demolished the former Dow complex off of BW8 between Briar Forest & Memorial, I was reminded of going to the Mexican restaurant that used to be behind it as a kid, does anyone remember the name of it? I think it closed in the early to mid 80's and was bought up as part of the complex.
  2. Hate to bump a thread this old, but is there any update on anything happening with this center?
  3. I would guess reporters and producers would be concerned about retaliation for stories/reports they do as well. I did get to take a tour of the Ch 13 KTRK studios with my scout troop during the summer of '88. All we really saw was the studio itself, but we did meet Roland Galvan and he showed us how the blue screen worked and some of the weather maps as well.
  4. Willowbrook opened in '82, I remember they took a while to finish it, I remember seeing it under construction and seeing the big arch at the Sears entrance for the first time.
  5. I thought it was the modern looking house on the north side of the intersection where Memorial splits off from Briar Forest.
  6. I remember seeing a retrospective story about that place on Ch 26 in the early 90's and driving by it not too much later; it was a very creepy looking place.
  7. I think I have posted some of these already but here goes: Stevens & Pruett circa 1987 http://youtube.com/watch?v=KqKJakfKtkQ Clear Lake Dodge (remember this guy?) http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITnHh9U3GXk 93Q/John Lander and the phrase that pays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG6MoDMRw2k...ted&search= Astroworld 1980 I forgot the Mel Tillis Whataburger commercials or the one with Jose Cruz
  8. He did live in a semi-French looking house off of Memorial just outside the loop on Friar Tuck; just down the street was where AJ Foyt used to live. The fortune came from buying up old strip centers, "rejuvenating them" with some fresh paint and jacking up the leases. I echo LunaticFringe's comments.
  9. This guy was my dad's landlord for one of his stores, he and his wife were not exactly the most pleasant people to deal with...
  10. Anyone have a clue what will happen to Fieldstone now that their second builder is going bankrupt (Kimball Hill)? Royce Homes already went out of business with what looked like a bunch of unsold homes/lots. We're about to leave Waterside and build in Cinco and some builders there are already being a bit tentative about expanding into new sections.
  11. It was on the SW corner of the 610/59 interchange if I remember correctly, where the big hill used to be that was a waterslide and later an ampitheater was built there. It's all gone now due to the Westpark tollway.
  12. I remember this very question coming up on Wendy Miller's midday show on KLOL one day, I'll never forget the guy who called in and said "the one on Ch. 2 with the fake ****" referring to Dominique. I remember she didn't quite look that way when she did morning traffic while still being a dj on Mix 96.5.
  13. There used to be a Copeland's on Richmond but it only lasted a couple of years. I grew up in Spring but went to college in Ruston w/ a bunch of NO & BR kids and spent plenty of off time there; for me the best food in town is the original Ragin Cajun and Magnolia Bar & Grill for crawfish.
  14. It had started declining when the Westheimer location was the only one left but when "Mrs. Felix" died and the son took over it went downhill quick, it got more dingy and run down inside and the food quality began to fall off. My parents and grandparents had been going there since the 50's, whether on Kirby or Bissonet or Westheimer.
  15. There is still a Griff's in the metropolis of Ruston, LA where I went to college at Louisiana Tech.
  16. Here's a crop of Transco/Williams Tower I got w/ some interesting reflections
  17. The Comical can't even reprint a police report without editorializing it.
  18. Below is the text from an email I sent to friends and coworkers. This happened yesterday in the parking lot at Nick's Italian restaurant on FM 1464 north of Safari Ranch. The getaway car was waiting at Safari Ranch. The moral of the story is to always be aware of your surroundings. I must live a charmed life. As if having Corinne diagnosed with leukemia wasn't enough to have a bad 2008 we had a close brush with danger yesterday. A not so nice looking fellow tried to carjack us in broad daylight in a restaurant parking lot in Sugar Land. I had seen this fellow walking along the shoulder before I pulled into the lot and thought nothing of it. As Jen & her cousin Lori were getting Corinne out I heard him yelling jibberish and thought he was just inebriated. Jen yelled through the car to me that he had a gun, sure enough as he came around to my side he was waving what looked like a .45 revolver but I could not tell if it was real. He was not pointing it directly at me and was speaking incoherently but when he said "Give me the ------- keys" I did not tempt fate as my first thoughts were about my family and threw them in the seat and said have them. As we backed away w/ Corinne, Jen's dad had seen the whole thing from the lobby and had already called 911. When Lori realized he had the keys and was not just robbing a purse, she insisted the gun was fake and her adrenaline must have kicked in as she bravely yet crazily went back over to the car. Opening the door and claiming to get a bottle for the sick baby, she then wrestled him for the keys as he could not get them in the ignition, he tried pulling the trigger but the hammer was not cocked, and he got scared and ran away down the road. One of the waiters chased him to the next parking lot where he got in a waiting car and sped off. This was @ 5:45 PM yesterday and all happened in less than a minute. All of us are safe & OK; I think Corinne only got upset because she saw her mother get upset. The sheriff we filed the report with said this was the second attempted carjacking in the area yesterday and was probably the same crew. The license # from the waiter was incomplete and could only say it might have been an old light blue Merceedes. I don't expect much to happen but you never know. Though I am happy I did not have to deal w/ stolen vehicle reports, claims, etc; and am glad to still have our car, and admit that a girl ended up keeping our car from being stolen, I do not condone trying to take on an assailant unarmed. I don't care how expensive your watch is, your handbag is, or your car is, they are only possessions and are replaceable. Your life is not replaceable, your safety and that of your family is what is most important. Always be aware of your surroundings and of those around you. I certainly did not expect this during the middle of the day and am usually pretty aware of what is going on around me, but will be moreso from now on. Please do the same.
  19. The Huey Lewis concert was on a Saturday in 1990; I remember because we went to Benihana on Westheimer from Spring that night for my birthday. The concert was just west of 45; the freeway was open west of there if I recall and was free for the first few days (this was back when you had to stop & pay whether w/ exact coins or at the booth & get change and the traffic was not that bad), I remember we made it all the way around to I-10 but I don't remember if it was open all the way to 59; I think that may have been the next day or so. '86 was a good year here after all, this was before anyone in my family (namely me) worked in oil & gas. I got to carry the Olympic torch that summer about 3 feet down Cypresswood Dr. w/ my scout troop. My dad got to go the Astros' penant clinching Monday playoff game w/ the Dodgers too.
  20. Ahh, good old Kathy Whitmire. Remember she also introduced us to good old Lee Brown....
  21. I was thinking about the downtown fireworks shows on the 4th, since we didn't have them that I remember and wondered if this was on Youtube, sure enough it is. Bonus points awarded if: * You were here in 1986 * You can define sesquicentennial * You know who Jean Michel Jarre is More info here http://www.questbbs.fsnet.co.uk/rvhouston.htm
  22. Sad to hear. I remember a long time ago on 26 they showed him on a weekend newscast w/ his son graduating from h.s I believe, who had down's syndrome. He seemed like a nice decent human being.
  23. Someone posted another commercial on YouTube.... even better than a free VCR, it's free furniture!
  24. My dad worked for awhile doing site/environmental assessments and had to check out a potential cell phone tower location in the parking lot of Sherwood Cryer's G's Ice House about the time this article came out. He went on a Sunday morning to avoid any run-ins, right after he pulled up Mr. Cryer pulled up in his pick-up. Dad told him what he was doing, and said he remembered the club and the movie. Sherwood told him he liked Michael but not any of Travolta's other movies. Dad soon went on his way and was glad he didn't get run-off/chased off/beaten. He didn't ask his opinion about Mickey Gilley.
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